Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav today promised that his government would
provide free medical treatment of serious ailments to poor.
The chief minister who flagged off an awareness rally on
the World Kidney Day here this afternoon said that in the days
to come, the state government would arrange the infrastructure
for providing free treatment of serious ailments to the poor.
Yadav stressed that as the poor people cannot arrange
finances, they are more affected in case of serious illness.
Recalling the works of the earlier SP-led government, he
said that it took steps for providing better and free
treatment for the poor which were discontinued by the previous
In this direction, some medical colleges were set up
while others were still to come into being, Yadav said
referring to the UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and
Research in Etawah in which he said that good treatment was
being provided to not just the locals but also to those coming
from far off places at Rs 35 only.
"Our party has often been criticised for setting up this
institute", he said adding that his government would make
efforts to provide good treatment at reasonable rates for
On the occasion, he also stressed on creating awareness
about problems like those related to kidney do that people can
The chief minister also lauded the SGPGIMS here and
doctors for providing relief to patients.